We are delighted to announce the second round of artists in the ENLIGHT programme, who will undertake light art residencies in Rome, Stavanger and Manchester to present work at SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s Festival of Light, Rome Media Art Festival and Article Biennale, Stavanger in 2018.
Read more about the European Light Expression Network (ENLIGHT)
Meet the successful artists
i/o/lab, Stavanger Artist in Residence: Neil Mendoza (UK)
Neil’s work uses digital and mechanical technologies to bring inanimate objects and spaces to life. Using this medium, he explores the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal. He was born and raised in the UK and is currently based in California. He has an MA in Maths and Computer Science from Oxford University and an MFA in Design Media art from UCLA.
His artwork has been exhibited by The Science Museum, The V&A, Watermans, Currents New Media Festival, PICNIC Festival, The AND Festival, ISEA, Kinetica, The Nottingham Playhouse, The Barbican, BBC Big Screens and The Museum of London, Young Projects Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and Oi Futuro among others.
Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Rome Artist in Residence: Vicky Clarke and Dave Birchall of Noise Orchestra (UK)
Noise Orchestra are Manchester sound art duo David Birchall and Vicky Clarke. They use light, electronics, turntables and graphical scores to turn light, images and objects into NOISE; a process called graphical sound. Their practice operates at the intersection of art, experimental music and technology and manifests in performances, DIY instrument making, workshops and installations; all inspired by the photo-phonic principles of synthesizing sound from light.
They have been artist in residence at the National Science & Media Museum, STEIM; Amsterdam, Q-02; Brussels and CTM Festival; Berlin and for the past year have been developing a series of Noise Machines modules; electronic instruments such as drones, delays and sequencers that translate light into sound, funded by Innovate UK.
MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art, MMU Artist in Residence: Chiara Passa (It)
Chiara Passa (Rome 1973) is a visual artist based in Rome. She received an M.F.A. from the Fine Arts Academy of Rome and a Masters in new audio-visual mediums from the Faculty of Modern Literature. Her artwork explore architecture as an interface combining different media such as: Internet-art projects, animations, interactive video-installations, digital art in public space as site-specific artworks, video-mapping and video-sculptures.
She also develops art-applications (AR and VR) and widgets for mobile platforms. Since1997 her artworks have been internationally exhibited from Festivals & institutions, for example: “Dimensioning" at Furtherfield gallery, (London, UK), ISEA Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), Vortexdome (L.A.USA), Media Art Histories Conference (Riga, Latvia), Electrofringe (New Castle, Australia), FILE | Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paulo, Brazil), MAK - Museum of contemporary art (Vienna, Austria) and CCCB – Centro de Cultura Contemporanea Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain).